Co-Change supports the implementation of institutional change among research and innovation actors in the areas of research ethics, open science, stakeholder engagement, science education, gender equality and sustainability. The partners form a network of research organisations, research funding and government agencies, firms, ethics councils, and civil society organisations. Together, they develop tools and practices for responsible research and innovation, for example, to reflect on internal norms, values and practices, and to build capacity for governance and management, ethical and social impact monitoring, and assessment.
2022. 06. 24. New Project of the AIT AI Ethics Lab on "Digital Administration and Ethics" Digitalisation is both an opportunity and a challenge for the civil service. Digital solutions for administrative routines - for example in the area of personnel and knowledge management – promise to make work easier. However, these may be offset by the risk of restricting the personal rights of employees and citizens when using AI applications. To support the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, the AIT AI Ethics Lab runs a workshop series on digitalisation and ethics with civil servants, NGOs and scientists.
2022. 06. 08. The past, present and future of RRI - Resbios Podcast In the RRI explained podcast, produced by Resbios Project, Dr. phil. René von Schomberg discusses the role of RRI and citizen science in bioscience research. And, first and foremost, the past, present and future of RRI!
2022. 05. 20. How Should Public Administrations Foster the Ethical Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence? Recent advances in AI raise questions about its social impacts and implementation. In response, governments and public administrations seek to develop adequate governance frameworks to mitigate risks and maximize the potential of AI development and use. Such work largely deals with questions of how challenges and risks should be managed, which values and goals should be pursued, and through which institutional mechanisms and principles these goals could be achieved. In this paper, we conduct a systematic review of the existing literature on the development of AI governance for public administration.
- 9th Living Knowledge Conference The 9th Living Knowledge Conference aims to bring together all those involved in doing or supporting research with and for communities. What can we learn from each other’s approaches? How can we collaborate? Which links have been forged and which could we still make? On our network’s 22nd anniversary we will celebrate our achievements and look forward into the future!
The Co-Change Labs are spaces for experimentation, where we work to better address societal challenges. The lab teams produce customised tools to make research and innovation more responsible. Our cooperation partners operate as a network of research performing, and research funding organisations as well as various societal stakeholders. Some labs are more technology-specific, e.g., oriented towards artificial intelligence and autonomous systems technologies. Other labs are more oriented at specific practices, e.g., working on open science, gender equality, and sustainability.More about change labs